Kentucky motorcyclists love sharing the open road with one another and enjoying the fresh air as it sweeps past their bikes. There’s nothing quite like a weekend motorcycle trip. One other thing bikers in our state share, unfortunately, is a great deal of public misinformation. A surprisingly large percentage of drivers of passenger vehicles and motorcycles alike are incorrectly informed about motorcyclists and motorcycle accidents.
To help stop the spread of misinformation, here are 5 of the most common motorcycle accident myths and the truths behind them:
- Other Drivers Can Easily See Motorcyclists
Many motorcycle riders feel that drivers in passenger vehicles and trucks can easily see their bikes since they have greater visibility and larger mirrors to assist them. This is false. The smaller size of a motorcycle makes it easy for them to hide in a passenger vehicle’s or truck’s blind spots. Furthermore, larger vehicles have more blind spots which can be potentially dangerous.